Monday 5 November 2012

A*STAR unveils a new Hybrid drive thats 5mm thick

A*STAR unveils a new Hybrid drive thats 5mm thick

A*STAR's Data Storage Institute has unveiled a new Hybrid drive that is only 5mm thick, and at 1tb with a 32GB SSD thrown in, its a pretty good contender for the latest and greatest 2.5 inch drives.


Its named the A-Drive and has a new proprietary motor and 30 additional patents to lower the power consumption, A*STAR envisions the drive to work in not only laptops/ultrabooks but also the latest tablet computers too, this could stretch the battery life by up to 30% .

A*STAR has said that the Hybrid drive will be cheaper than SSD's currently used in ultrabooks  and Yahoo! News reports it could be as little as $73 US.

Want this drive now, unfortunately we could be waiting upto 8 months before we see them for sale in the retail market as A*STAR aare still trying to cut a deal with manufacturing partners, so keep an eye out.

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